The NX500 is a essentially a scaled down version of Samsung’s flagship NX500. The Samsung NX500 uses the same 28MB BSI-CMOS sensor, advanced hybrid AF system, and DRIMe V processor as the NX500, with the main differences being the design (rangefinder vs SLR), burst mode (9 vs 15 fps), and viewfinder (none vs electronic). The NX500 can still record 4K and UHD video (at 24p and 30p respectively) using the 4K HEVC/H.265, though it cannot output clean video over HDMI. If you are trying to edit the NX500 4K HEVC (H.265) footage in iMovie, you may run into an issue that iMovie won’t recognize NX500 4K H.265 files. 

That’s mainly because iMovie does not full support for H.265/HEVC into iMovie. In this situation, you will need to convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC video to a format that is fully compatible with iMovie, such as Apple’s InterMediate Codec encoded MOV, which iMovie will recognize and handle nicely. To process file conversion, third party converter software is required. Considering the ease of use and excellent output quality, we would recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate , a powerful converter app that is able to convert H.265/HEVC video files to any formats you request. For example, converting MP4Tivo, MKV, AVI, MXF, MTS, XAVC and any SD/HD/ 4K videos to iMovie supported formats. 

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Download and install iFastime Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, then follow these steps to get Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC work with iMovie.

Step 1: Click File to load your 4K H.265 source video to it.


Step 2: Choose iMovie/FCE –> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 specially.


Tips: Advanced Settings > You can click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. As far as I know iMovie like many editors use 1080p as primary delivery format and will continue to do so for a long time. 1080p would be the best settings. Of course, if you wanna get a 4K workflow in iMovie, you have keep the original video resolution.

Step 3: Click “Start conversion” button to start transcoding Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC to for importing to iMovie.

When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted editing-friendly videos into iMovie. Now you will find that it’s just a piece of cake to edit Samsung NX500 4K H.265/HEVC in iMovie. 

Plus, you can also use this popular 4K H.265 converter to convert Samsung NX500 4K H.265 or Samsung NX1 4K H.265 videos to other editing software like Premiere ProSony Vegas Pro, FCP, FCE etc. Wish you have a smooth editing time.

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